Sara Sue Luney

Sara Sue Luney, 79, of Pierce City, MO, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, April 8, 2021 while at her residence.

Sue, as she was known by most, was born on February 22, 1942 in Monett, MO, daughter of the late Hiram Conway and Oma Lola (Coffey) Drake. Sue graduated from Monett High School and had worked for over thirty-seven years at Jumping Jack Shoe Co. She then began a twelve-year career at WinTech before her retirement. After retirement, she worked in commercial cleaning for a short time. Sue was a member of the New Liberty Methodist Church and spent time raising goats, enjoyed mowing, gardening, cooking, but most of all, loved spending time with her family, especially her grandkids.

Sue is survived by her daughter, Tammy Pinnell and husband Chris Burbridge, of Pierce City; one son, Tom Luney and wife Brandy, of Kansas City, MO; eight grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; two sisters, Wilma Callan and Francis Thomas, both of Monett; as well as a host of extended family and friends.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Gaylord “Sonny” Drake and two brothers-in-law, James Callan and James Thomas.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at the King’s Prairie Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions have been requested to the King’s Prairie Cemetery in care of the funeral home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, MO.


Patricia Lynne Breshears

Patricia Lynne Breshears, age 83, of Lamar, Missouri passed away April 4, 2021, in Lamar, Missouri.

Patricia was born April 6, 1937 in Joplin, MO to Leo Arthur and Dorothy N. (Payton) Morris. Patricia (Patti) was a direct descendant of early Lamar settlers Alexander Jones and Mary Delilah Turner Jones who settled in Lamar in 1886. She was among the fourth generation of Jones/Turner descendents to live in Lamar.

Patti lived with her family in Kansas City during World War II where her father, Leo Morris, worked for Pratt and Whitney at a war plant. Her younger brother Mike was born in Kansas City. The family moved to Lamar in 1946 where Patti’s parents operated a news stand on the square. She spent many afternoons after school on the square playing on the courthouse lawn. Patti was very active in school. She played drums in the band, was a drum majorette and finished high school as a cheerleader. She was an accomplished tap and ballet dancer, teaching lessons and performing on local tv stations.

Patti marred her high school sweetheart, Weston C. Breshears in Lamar in September 1955. They set up home in Rantoul, IL where Weston was stationed as a USAF airman. Their family began to grow and by December 1961 they had five children. Over the next 20 years Patti was a military wife and homemaker moving 11 times, including 2 1/2 years spent in Okinawa, Japan. She turned each house at every station assignment into a home. Patti was very creative and resourceful turning holidays into events with her decorating, celebrating and buffet tables. She was involved in PTA, Girl Scouts and served as room mother during the years raising children.
Patti loved sewing, home decorating and collecting antiques. Over the years she had booths in several flea markets in southwest Missouri. When Patti and Weston moved back to Lamar in 1997 for their retirement years, she was a member of the Theatre Guild, Athenaeum and the Gideons Ladies Auxiliary.

Patti accepted Christ in 1962 and began a long life of following Him. She taught Sunday school at every church of which she was a member. She attended and led woman’s Bible studies, organized ladies events and was an active member of the church throughout her life. At her death, she was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.

Patti was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother who always exemplified self sacrifice and dedication to knowing, loving and serving her Savior. Survivors include two sons; Michael (Melody) Breshears of Lamar, Robert (Karen) Breshears of Warrensburg, MO, three daughters; Kathy (Michael) Watkins of Orange County, CA, Toni (Randall) Smith of Hollister, MO and Betti (John) Henry of Lamar, one brother, Michael (Kay) Morris of Webb City, MO, 12 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

Preceding Patricia in death were her husband, Weston in 2016 and a grandson, Kenneth E. Hicks Jr. in 1984.

Private Services will be held.

Contributions are suggested and made payable to Gideons International in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

Condolences may be shared at www.dfhlamar.com


Jimmy Leroy McGuirk

Jimmy Leroy McGuirk, age 79, of Glenpool, OK, formerly of Joplin, passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021 in Joplin.

Mr. McGuirk, son of the late, John and Thelma (Tieso) McGuirk, was born on April 24, 1941 in Webb City, MO. He grew up and attended school in Carterville. After graduation he worked a few jobs locally and in Kansas City before enlisting in the United States Air Force. He served his country honorably from 1960 until 1980 when he retired as a Vietnam Veteran. On September 2, 1977 he was united in marriage to Carol Valentine in Sherman, TX. After his retirement from the Air Force, he was employed with the United States Postal Service as a diesel mechanic until his retirement. Jimmy loved his children and enjoyed being a grandpa. His family was everything to him.

Survivors include his wife, Carol McGuirk, of Glenpool, OK; two children, Weston McGuirk, of Elmwood, NE, and Cathy Valentine, of Hobbs, NM; one granddaughter, Quinn Zablocki, of Denver, CO; two sisters, Betty Sortwell, of Kewanee, IL, and Mary Knowles, of Joplin; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother Bob McGuirk, and two sisters, Ann and Susie.

Memorial services with military honors will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Parker Mortuary in Joplin. Burial will be held at a later date at the Binger Cemetery in Binger, OK.


Ronald “Ronnie” Eugene Denton

Ronald Eugene Denton, 82, passed away at his home in Carthage, Missouri on April 7th, 2021. Ronnie was born on January 4th, 1939 to Cecil and Wilma “Gertie” (Imel) Denton. Ronnie worked for Weatland Electric in Garden City, Kansas as a janitor and worked his way up to a shift supervisor position. From there he worked with several different power and electric companies before retiring from the Utility Corporation in Great Bend, Kansas. Ronnie was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed watching football and basketball. He was a K.U., K-State, and K.C. Chiefs fan.

Ronnie was joined in marriage to Lois Smith on January 22nd, 1976 in Cimarron, Kansas; she survives.
He is survived by his wife, Lois; two sons Steve Denton (Lynda) of Kansas City, Missouri and Michael Denton (Indira) of San Antonio, Texas; four brothers Jack Denton (Glatha) of Dodge City, Kansas, Clovis Denton (Janette) of Garden City, Kansas, Robert Denton of North Carolina; one sister Darla Kopper (Loren) of Dodge City, Kansas; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents; one son Rodney Denton (January 20, 2011); three brothers Duaine Denton, Vernon Denton, Donald Denton; and two sisters Sharon Smith, and Donna Denton.

Services for Mr. Ronnie Denton are pending.

Contributions may be made to The American Liver Foundation in care of Ulmer Funeral Home.
Online condolences may be made at www.ulmerfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ulmer Funeral Home.


Jose “Vic” Baca

Jose “Vic” Baca, age 83 of Fredonia, KS, passed away April 7, 2021 at Diversicare of Chanute, in Chanute, KS.

A Full obituary will be posted when available

The family will receive friends at visitation on Sunday, April 11, 2021 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM at Countryside Funeral Home, Fredonia, KS

Funeral service will be held on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Countryside Funeral Home, Fredonia, KS

Interment will follow in Harrison Cemetery near Thayer, KS


Clifton Lynn Sinclair

Clifton Lynn Sinclair 58, of Pittsburg, KS died 7:55am Wednesday April 7, 2021 at his son’s home in Girard, KS following an illness.

Clifton was born December 18, 1962 in Joplin, MO to Clifton L. and Eunice (Fields) Sinclair. Clifton was a lifelong resident of the area and graduate of Girard High School. He later attended Pittsburg State University. On August 2, 1984 Clifton married Connie Wilson in Liberal, MO. Clifton worked as a maintenance supervisor for Eagle Pitcher; LPN for various facilities and most recently Domino’s Pizza.

Clifton in his free time enjoyed golfing, fishing, poker nights with friends, family gathering and most of all the Kansas City CHIEFS.

Survivors include his children Cliff Sinclair and wife Jenny, Candice Phillips and husband Brian, Samantha Hoard and husband Guthrie, Kacey Sinclair and Marti McCraney and husband Corey; grandchildren Blake Phillips, Jake Phillips, Kelce Phillips, Clifton Sinclair, Easton Sinclair, Cash Sinclair, Drew Howell, Addi Danley and Miya Buehler.

A Celebration of Life will be 1-2:00pm Saturday April 10, 2021 at the Bath-Naylor Funeral Home in Pittsburg, KS. In lieu of flowers the family asks expressions of sympathy to be in the form of memorials to the SEK Humane Society. Friends may drop off or mail memorials to Bath-Naylor Funeral Home 522 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS 66762. Condolences may be left at www.bathnaylor.com. Arrangements and services are under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Pittsburg, KS.


Jeraldine Fern Burns

Jeraldine Fern (Mouton) Burns age 84 went to be with the lord on Tuesday April 6, 2021 at Via Christi Medical center due to natural causes.

Jeraldine was born on July 14, 1936 in Pittsburg Kansas to Jeules and Rosalie (Spinatoe) Mouton. She worked at Sunset Manor as a Certified Nurses Aid as well as a Certified Medication Aid for many years.

She is survived by two daughters Jane Stevens Lamar Mo, Sandra Picconatto Ark city Kansas, and five sons Don Burns Pittsburg Kansas, John Burns Columbia Missouri, Doug Burns Mulberry Kansas, Kevin Burns Frontenac Kansas, and Millard Burns of the home. Additional survivors include a sister Diana Buckle, 21 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Jeraldine is proceeded in death by both parents, her husband John Burns, two sisters Rosemarie Wright, and Mary Baker, a son-in-law Randall Stevens, and a great-grandchild Kaiden Stevens.

Graveside services will be 2:30pm Friday April 9, 2021 at the Beulah Cemetery with Pastor Daryl Gaddy officiating. The family will receive friends at the Friskel Funeral Home form 1pm Friday until the procession leaves for the cemetery at 2pm. Additional information and condolences can be found at www.friskelfuneralhome.com. Pallbearers are Bryan Stevens, Justin Stevens, Eddie Stevens, Jessie Feugate, Jonathan Wolgamott, and Chris Wright. Services by Friskel Funeral Home Frontenac, KS.


Donna J. Little

Donna J. Little, age 58, of Girard, KS, passed away at 4:15pm, on Tuesday, April 6th, 2021at KU Medical center, after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Donna was born in Girard, KS to Donald Lallemand and Nancy (Walsh) Fox on July 6th, 1962.

She married the love of her life, Randy Little on October 16, 1987. She graduated from Girard High School and began work in 1980 at Western Insurance of Ft Scott, then G&W Grocery of Girard. She was currently working for the USDA Farm Service Agency in Girard, where she had worked for 39 years and “loved her farmers.”
Donna was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church of Girard, and was a well known member of the community. Donna was always a caregiver to everyone and always put others before herself. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandson Dekker.

She was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

She is survived by her loving husband Randy of 33 years, her three beautiful children, Ashley Little and Seth Little of Girard, Morgan (DJ) Vitt of St. Paul and grandson Dekker Vitt, brothers Tom Lallemand of Pittsburg and Ron Lallemand (Cindy) of Walnut, sister Jane Kavanagh (Bill) of Girard, step-siblings Aaron and Sara Boyce of Little Rock, AR , step-father Pat Fox of Walnut, KS and step-mother Sheryl Lallemand of Little Rock, AR and multiple nieces and nephews, who all adored her.

Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m., Monday at St. Michael’s Church in Girard with Fr. Lee Yoakam and Fr. Floyd McKinney as Celebrants. Burial will be in St. Aloysius Cemetery at Greenbush.
The Rosary will be at 5:00 p.m., Sunday at St. Michael’s Church where the family will receive friends until 8:00 p.m.

Friends may call from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m., Sunday at the Smith-Carson-Wall Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to the Care to Share Organization or Angels Among Us and these may be left at the church or the funeral home at 518 W St. John, Box 258, Girard, 66743.
Condolences may be sent to www.wallfuneralservices.com